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Film Review – Dying Laughing

If you’ve come to this website then I presume you are interested in stand-up comedy. And if you are remotely interested in stand-up comedy you really should see Dying Laughing. 

News: Brian Pern TV Tribute

Following the sudden death of Brian Pern in a segway mistake, BBC Four is to broadcast a special documentary, dedicated to the musician, celebrating his life and work. The one-off will be directed by the award-winning film-maker Rhys Thomas OBE (self-proclaimed) who will talk exclusively to Brian’s friends and family as well as any random celebrities he can get hold of at such short notice.  

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News: Sara Pascoe To Adapt Pride & Prejudice

Sara Pascoe is to adapt Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice for the Nottingham Playhouse.

The new production, part of Giles Croft's final season as artistic director, will include music by singer Emmy the Great and will open on 19 September with previews from 15 September.

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News: Joel Dommett Tour News

Update 14/12: Joel Dommett has finally announced a London show and it is a big one. He plays the Eventim Apollo on September 16. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10am here.

 

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News: Richard Ayoade To Present Bake Off?

Could Richard Ayoade be in the frame to join Paul Hollywood when Channel 4 takes over broadcasting the cookery show?

According to stories in various tabloids the host of Travel Man and star of The IT Crowd is being considered at the channel.

News: Kickstarter Campaign for Raised By Wolves

Update: less than one day after this was announced the campaign has already raised almost £60,000. Gosh.

News: Edinburgh Fringe 2016 Sales Figures Released

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has relessed attendance and sales figures for the 2016 Fringe.

News: lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award 2016 Nominations Announced

This year's lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award nominations have just been announced. They are as follows: 

The nominations for Best Comedy Show are:

Al Porter: At Large

James Acaster: Reset

Kieran Hodgson: Maestro

Nish Kumar: Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout the Words Real Loud

Randy Writes A Novel

Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do

Tom Ballard: The World Keeps Happening

News: Malcolm Hardee Awards Shortlist Announced

The shortlist of nominees has been confirmed today for the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards.

The winners will be announced at a show at Gillie Dhu on Friday at 11.55pm which is free. Info here.

News: Edinburgh Comedy Poster Awards - Winners Announced

The results have been announced of this year's Edinburgh Comedy Poster Awards.

There were two awards given out, both with a prize money of £1500.

The audience award was won by Desiree Burch. Her poster for ‘This is Evolution’ had the most votes of the competition, despite runner-up Kai Humphries pushing 18,000 hits to the site in the last day of the competition and taking second place.

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